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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Outbreaks of E. Coli O157:h7 Associated with Petting Zoos - North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona, 2004-2005

Authors
item Davies, M - NC DIV. PUBLIC HEALTH
item Engel, J - NC DIV. PUBLIC HEALTH
item Griffin, D - NC DIV. PUBLIC HEALTH
item Jenkins, B - NC DIV. PUBLIC HEALTH
item Ginzl, D - FLORIDA DEPT. HEALTH
item Hopkins, R - FLORIDA DEPT. HEALTH
item Blackmore, C - FLORIDA DEPT. HEALTH
item Lawaczeck, E - ARIZONA DEPT. HLTH. SER.
item Nathan, L - ARIZONA DEPT. HLTH. SER.
item Levy, C - ARIZONA DEPT. HLTH. SER.
item Briggs, G - ARIZONA DEPT. HLTH. SER.
item Kioski, C - ARIZONA DEPT. HLTH. SER.
item Kreis, S - AZ STATE PUB. HLTH. LAB.
item Keen, James
item Durso, Lisa
item Schulte, J - CDC
item Fullerton, K - CDC
item Long, C - CDC
item Smith, S - CDC
item Barton, C - CDC
item Gleit, C - CDC
item Joyner, M - CDC
item Montgomery, S - CDC
item Braden, C - CDC
item Goode, B - CDC
item Chertow, D - CDC
item O'Reilly, C - CDC
item Gupta, S - CDC
item Dunn, J - CDC

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2005
Publication Date: December 23, 2005
Citation: Davies, M., Engel, J., Griffin, D., Jenkins, B., Ginzl, D., Hopkins, R., Blackmore, C., Lawaczeck, E., Nathan, L., Levy, C., Briggs, G., Kioski, C., Kreis, S., Keen, J.E., Durso, L.M., Schulte, J., Fullerton, K., Long, C., Smith, S., Barton, C., Gleit, C., Joyner, M., Montgomery, S., Braden, C., Goode, B., Chertow, D., O'Reilly, C., Gupta, S., Dunn, J. Outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 associated with petting zoos - North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona, 2004-2005. 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 54(50):1277-1280.

Technical Abstract: During 2004-2005, three outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections occurred among agricultural fair, festival and petting zoo visitors in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. One hundred and eight cases, including 15 persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) were reported in the North Carolina outbreak; 63 cases, including seven HUS patients, were reported in the Florida outbreak; two cases were reported in Arizona. No fatalities occurred. Illnesses affected primarily children who visited petting zoos at these events. This report summarizes findings from these outbreak investigations.

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